IU Northwest to host health fair on Nov. 14

Campus and community may obtain lab tests, health screenings, information on healthy living

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The Indiana University Northwest School of Nursing and College of Health and Human Services is proud to offer important health screenings and health education to the greater community at its annual Health Fair from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the Savannah Center lobby. However, lab work will be conducted between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Those participating in the wellness panel must fast for 12 hours and may only drink black coffee or water during the fast. Lab workups include, but are not limited to: A wellness panel; hemoglobin A1C (diabetes screen); thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH); prostate-specific antigen (PSA); hepatitis C antibody; and vitamin D screenings. Free health screenings include blood pressure screenings, bone density screenings, and HIV testing.

The wellness panel lab work is $30. Prices will vary for additional lab work.

Payment is due the day of the test. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Appointments are not necessary.

The Savannah Center is located in the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary.

For more information, contact Clinical Coordinator Glenda Dexter-Brown at (219) 980-6619 or email her at gbrown@iun.edu.

For information about parking at IU Northwest, please visit http://www.iun.edu/parking/.

About Indiana University Northwest

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 4,000 degree-seeking students and 1,500 dual-degree-seeking students. The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in a variety of undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research and engagement on campus and in the community. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity and engagement. Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

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